Grant Me Hope: 19-year-old Patrick hoping to find permanent family after trying to be adopted for 5 years

(WXXV) — Every Monday, News 25 features a person from Mississippi hoping to get adopted.

Today, we’re highlighting 19-year-old Patrick. He has been looking for someone to adopt him for five years.

Here’s what he had to say:

“My name is Patrick, I like to be called James. I am currently 19 years old and I am just really happy to be here. I like to draw, I do some voice acting. I do a couple of voice impersonations. I can do Scooby Doo and Shaggy.

“What I did this week, I spent a little bit of time drawing on Monday, uh… I actually wrote in my journal a little bit on Tuesday. I like Anime which is Japanese cartoons for those who don’t know. My favorite activity would have to be drawing, because I used to spend a lot of my time out here out front drawing.

“Adoption means, I find a family, they would accept me for who I am. You know just very outgoing, very friendly. I’m ready to find a family that’s right for me. It is kinda hard to talk about that stuff because I know that I’m nineteen now and its really hard for me to find a place.

“Like I said I’m very happy go lucky. I’m very outgoing, I like to make friends and I’m hoping that those kinds of characteristics would put me in a great home. I like to help out. I like to try and help out I should say.

“If I were adopted into a family I would feel… like overly happy. I would feel excited. Age wouldn’t really matter because I’m hoping to make relationships for the rest of my life.”

If you would like to learn more about adopting Patrick, call 601-359-4133. The Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services website is

Next Monday, WXXV will feature another child from Mississippi hoping to find a new home.

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